Public Access to Family Court

, New York Law Journal


An article in the New York Times, "Family Courts Say Keep Out, Despite Order," (Nov. 18) describing a reporter's experiences when visiting the city's Family Courts, has generated attention in the Daily News and the blogosphere, as well as follow-up letters in the Times and discussion in the legal community. As result, the city's Family Court judges have been told that administrators are considering the creation of protocols to assure that prior directives designed to permit media and public entry to the courts are honored. As president of the New York City Family Court Judges' Association, I write to present a perspective with respect to the issue that has unfortunately been ignored in the news coverage.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at

What's being said

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202535738517

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.